Cat Grade Control 3D is now available on the D3K2, D4K2, and D5K2 crawler dozers.
The system automates machine functions during both production-dozing and fine-grading applications. It has an integrated design, including dual, roof-mounted antennas that eliminate the need to climb onto the blade to remove conventional blade-mounted masts and cables. The AccuGrade-Ready Option is part of the package, adding versatility by allowing other Cat GRADE technologies to be used, such as AccuGrade Laser or a universal total station when satellite reception is limited. The system assists operators with an in-cab display that shows grade plan, cut/fill data, and grade indicators, improving productivity up to 50 percent, Cat says, compared with conventional grading methods. The system virtually eliminates the need for staking and manual grade checking, allowing the operator to work unassisted to move material exactly as required—saving rework, fuel, and machine wear.